Peewee coach charged with referee attack

Nov. 22, 2006 at 3:49 PM

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- A peewee football coach in Texas has been charged with assaulting a teenage referee.

Prosecutors in Corpus Christi, Texas, say that Robert Watson punched Marc Benavides twice in the face after the 18-year-old referee threw him out of a game, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported. Watson allegedly objected vociferously because Benavides did not penalize a player from the opposing team.

Police reports say that Watson also got physical with parents who rushed onto the field to pull him off the referee.

The incident Nov. 4 attracted international attention after videotape was posted on the Internet.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more news from UPI.com
Related UPI Stories
share with facebook
share with twitter
Trending Stories